Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/11/01

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Subject: [Leica] A Surprisingly Good Lens
From: heintz at (John W. Heintz)
Date: Mon Nov 1 09:32:40 2004

> "From: "Phong" <>
> Date: 27 October 2004 23:14:08 GMT-06:00
> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> Subject: RE: RE: [Leica] A Surprisingly Good Lens
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
>> I'd love to see this particular lens in LTM for my IIIG.
> Greg,
> Check out the 50mm VC Heliar.  It is a fantastic lens.
> I had the 50mm Elmar for a while, and really liked it,
> and agreed with all the superlatives extolled upon it here.
> But I had to sell it (too many lenses, too little money).
> Now I have the Heliar and use it both
> on my IIIg and on my M6.   It is easily as good as the
> Elmar, some claim it's better;  it's a tad slower though.
> It's a jwel of a lens.
>>> - Phong


Is the Heliar available without buying the special edition Bessa?

john h

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